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36 VINTAGES

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017

UNCORK SOMETHING GREAT • SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017

WITHER HILLS SAUVIGNON BLANC 2016

Marlborough, South Island

TASTING NOTE: Pear and citrus flavors are juicy and

bright, with terrific intensity and aromatic accents

of peach blossom lingering on the finish. Drink now.

Score:

89

(MaryAnn Worobiec,

winespectator.com

,

Aug. 31, 2017)

Aromatic & Flavourful

919514

(D)

750 mL

$19.95

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NEW ZEALAND

– REDWINE

SACRED HILL MARLBOROUGH

PINOT NOIR 2014

Marlborough, South Island

TASTING NOTE: Strong black tea flavors form the

core, supported by firm tannins. Awhiff of orange

zest, spiced plum, cardamom and date bread offer

rich accents that crescendo on the finish. Drink

now through 2027. Smart Buy. Score:

90

(MaryAnn

Worobiec,

Wine Spectator

, Oct. 31, 2016)

Medium-bodied & Fruity

277665

(XD)

750 mL

$19.95

2

SOUTH AFRICA

–WHITEWINE

CATHEDRAL CELLAR

CHENIN BLANC 2014

WOWestern Cape

(KWV)

TASTING NOTE: Bright gold with green reflections.

Nose abounds with guava, citrus, green fig and some

fynbos. Great entry into the mouth with all flavours

flying and lots of activity. The riper flavours of tropical

fruits develop and eventually some spice at the edges.

Long, developing finish. Great now and given a few

years will be fabulous. Score:

GoldMedal

(Interna-

tional Wine & Spirit Competition, 2015)

Full-bodied & Rich

278325

(XD)

750 mL

$16.95

2

AUSTRALIA

– REDWINE

CONT’D

THE LACKEY SHIRAZ 2016

Australia

(Kilikanoon)

TASTING NOTE: Deeply intense, with opulent notes

of chocolate sauce, blackberry jelly, dark cherry

and peppercorn, this wine is velvety and mouthfilling

on the palate. There’s a hint of youthful tannin on

the close. Another great showing from a Vintages

customer fave. Pour with peppercorn-crusted burgers

topped with bacon and sautéed mushrooms.

(Vintages panel, Sept. 2017)

Full-bodied & Smooth

005199

(XD)

750 mL

$17.95

2

NEW ZEALAND

–WHITEWINE

CLOUDY BAY CHARDONNAY 2014

Marlborough, South Island

TASTING NOTE: The 2014 Chardonnay possesses

beautiful purity of apricot and pink grapefruit aromas

with nuances of baking bread, honeycomb and

cashews. Medium-bodiedwith a commendably satiny

texture, it has seamless freshness and a nice long

finish. Drink Date: 2015-2020. Score:

92

(Lisa

Perrotti-Brown, MW,

robertparker.com

, Dec. 30, 2015)

Full-bodied & Rich

359513

(XD)

750 mL

$37.95

2

KIM CRAWFORD SMALL PARCELS

SPITFIRE SAUVIGNON BLANC 2017

Marlborough, South Island

TASTING NOTE: This comes from the Growing

Horizon Vineyard in the central Wairau area of

Marlborough and strikes a telling balance between

power and refinement. Complex, layered aromas of

tropical fruit and citrus with superb varietal character

in the intense gooseberry and herbal tones. Bright

and lithe in the mouth with great replays, lip-smacking

grapefruit citrus, zesty acidity and a refined mineral

underpinning. Really nice. Enjoy this with white fish,

seafood or crab chowder. (Vintages panel, Oct. 2017)

Aromatic & Flavourful

038240

(XD)

750 mL

$24.95

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